Summary: While the general premise is the same as "Crazy Machines", there are new features that sets the game apart from its predecessors. For one, you’ll be able to use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out of the play area at will. Further, you can use the alt key in addition to the mouse to view the elements from different angles. I’m not a big fan of 3D effects in movies, but I found the 3D functionality in this game to be particularly useful (and fun).
Summary: I bought this for my 7 year old nephew, not knowing if it would be too advanced for him, but he really seems to enjoy it. The only complaint that I have is that the scenarios are explained rather quickly at times, and I could not find a quick and easy way to repeat the video explanation. The text of the explanation is transcribed, explaining what to do, but seeing what areas the text is describing is much more helpful. Otherwise, great game!
Summary: my 3 yr old is on summer break. My 80 year old dad is watching him while I work. I was looking for something they can play together. My dad likes puzzles and I believe my son would enjoy watching those machines move. I was right. They both like the game. My dad would explain to my son what needs to be done and my son would do the mouse moving and clicking. My only complain is that you need to have the software CD in the CD driver while playing it.
Summary: I'm sorry if your computer isn't up to the task of running this program. If your computer is more than 5 years old, than you need not read on. I bought this for my teenage son to introduce him to elementary physics. He played it for a couple of days before I told him that it had to do with physics (that's sad). OK, there is a lot of good stuff here but also some negatives. Pros: The game does teach you to think.
Summary: I have previously purchased *Crazy Machines* and *Crazy Machines 1.5* and thoroughly enjoyed both of them (I still re'engineer some of the puzzles, seeking different solutions). I have a 1 year old computer with all the *Bells and Whistles*(including TONS of memory) but sadly it is lacking the one item that seems to be a necessity for this new evolution of Crazy Machines, that being what I would call a *Gamers Graphic Card*.
Watch System Requirements!! Need newer WinXP/VISTA and good graphics
25 June 2008
Summary: Most even slightly older machines will not be able to run this new version as it requires a decent video card and Win XP or VISTA (Amazon says Win 98/NT/2k, but the box says XP/VISTA!!). I have a Win 2k Pro machine with a fast Matrox Dual Head graphics card and it won't install on it. Be sure to check the system requirements before you buy this version! Version 1.5 was quite decent however.
Summary: After having played to no-end with Crazy Machines I, he is now thrilled with the new graphics and crazy contraptions at his disposal in Crazy Machines II. Though some of the tasks are really challenging for him, he enjoys tring to solve them, or he makes is own experiments in his labs. A great game overall.
Summary: Bonjour, J'ai commandé ce jeu que je recherchais depuis quelques temps, le temps d'expédition à été un peu plus long que prévu mais le jeu est tout de même bien arrivé et sans surprise (je pense surtout au fait qu'il soit 100% en français!). En bref, je suis très satisfait de ce jeu qui promet de nombreuses heures de casse tête!
Excerpt: Cari Ciaoini, rieccomi con una nuova recensione. Anche questa volta non ho perso la buona abitudine di recuperare vecchi giochi buttati in cantina e rispolverarli per presentarveli e fornirvi un mio personale giudizio. Oggi è la volta di Crazy Machines ...
Pros: prezzo bassissimo, stimolante e divertente, condivisione online, ricchissimo inventario
Cons: soluzioni a volte incomprensibili, un pò ripetitivo nelle sfide a lungo andare